RHP Danny Danielson -- Prospect #32

RHP Danny Danielson was the Dodgers seventh round pick in the 2007 draft after a sparkling senior year at Russell County High in Alabama. He pitching his team to the state championship and fired a one-hitter in the semifinals. He was throwing in the low 90's and is big -- 6-4, 220. He is our prospect #32.

Danielson, 18, was sent to the Gulf Coast Dodgers where he went 1-1. 3.48 in nine games, six of them starts. He allowed 17 hits inn 20.2 innings, walked six and struck out 21. His sophomore years he saw even less action, again due to injuries, working in only nine games, all in relief, and finished without a decision and a 5.59 ERA. He struck out eight in nine innings.

Moved to the Arizona Rookie League in 2009, he showed up 30 pounds lighter, completed the entire season for the first time and managers were pleased with his ability to put hitters away.

He finished with a 5-2, 3.08 record over 14 game, nine of them starts. In 61.1 innings he allowed 65 hits, walked only 12 and struck out 77. Over his final 10 games, he was 4-1 with a 2.74 earned run average, fanning 54 in 46 innings.

He was much more effective in relief (4-0, 2.05 with a .202 average allowed) than when he started (1-2, 3.66, .284).

"This is the first season we've had him healthy through the whole season," pitching coach George Culver said. "He's made huge strides. He's been a pleasant surprise."

Danielson now throws in the 88-89 mph range, although he had hit 93 in the past. He has an advanced change as well as a big, slow breaking curve. Culver believes he will need a sharp breaking ball to excel as a starter and may switch him to a slider

Over 32 games and 91.2 innings he has walked 22 (2.16 per nine innings) and has struck out 106 (10.41 per nine innings).

He should moved to Ogden in 2010 and perhaps on to Great Lakes later in the season.

Danny Danielson 6-4 220 br tr
Born- December 12, 1988 in Seale, Alabama
Obtained- Selected seventh in the 2007 draft
Year	team	 w-l  era  gm  gs   in   h  bb  so   ave
2007	GC rook	1-1  3.48   9  6  20.2  17   6  21  .218			
2008	GC rook	0-0  5.59   9  0   9.2  11   4   8  .275
2009	AZ rook	5-2  3.08  14  9  61.1  65  12  77  .244

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